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Jestine's Kitchen

251 Meeting St, 52 1 2 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29401-1602
+1 843-722-7224
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“meatloaf” (269 reviews)
“fried okra” (265 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
251 Meeting St, 52 1 2 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29401-1602
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Reviewed yesterday

The line is long. The staff is great. The food is not at all what I had heard it was. I ordered the fried pork chop with mashed potatoes and gravy. There was so much oregano, it was inedible. WAY TOO MUCH OREGANO. The banana...More

Thank ramblin1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice ‘homey’ atmosphere and polite service (if not the friendliest vibe). My wife had the meatloaf and mashed potatoes. It was very tasty. I had the pimiento cheese sandwich and fried okra and enjoyed them very much. All in all good food and experience.

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 3 days ago

We heard great reviews bit were honestly disappointed reality did not meet expectations. My food was ok, but nothing special. We had the corn bread appetizer but it was nothing more than I could make at home with Jiffy mix. Service was good and the...More

Thank markfarner58
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I finally had the chance to have dinner at Jestine’s after several failed attempts - line too long or an early closing had caused us to pause in the past. Suffice it to say we had a very nice meal - we...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Although highly recommended, I found the food to be mediocre. The green beans looked and tasted as if they’d come right out of a can, the gumbo was dry, the Mac n cheese clumpy. Fried green tomatoes and the pork chop were good. The staff...More

Thank Razorsue
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Go ahead and get 2 chops. Fun, homey place. Not our very best but quick and good. Green beans and mac and cheese were not exceptional.

Thank Montymeg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner at Jestine’s Kitchen tonight. We arrived on a Wednesday before 8pm and there was no wait to get a table as there were several empty tables that filled up as the evening progressed. Service was friendly and efficient - straight forward and...More

Thank likesc0mf0rt
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we first passed Jestine's there was a line around the corner (they don't take reservations). However, that same night we walked right in! We loved Jestine's! The food is delicious! We had shrimp and grits and BBQ grilled meatloaf...comfort food! It has that "at...More

Thank Michele K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We try to eat at Jestine's if we got to an event in Charleston. It is very reasonable and the food is like grandma's food. FRIED CHICKEN ,PORK CHOPS ,Collards ,Fried Okra are all delicious.

Thank dascamp48
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here on a Wednesday arriving about 1pm. Seated immediately. Had the ‘table wine’ sweet tea and the daily blue plate of shrimp creole. Others had the pecan crusted whiting and the fried shrimp basket with okra. All our meals were very good. Split...More

Thank tome673
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 251 Meeting St, 52 1 2 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29401-1602
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-722-7224
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